Dreamers Look to Congress to Keep Them in America

CBN News Originally posted: September 6, 2017 Jose Santoyo, an SMU Human Rights alumnus, is quoted in this article. WASHINGTON – The ball is now in Congress' court for Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals or DACA.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday  that the Trump administration plans to end the Obama era program. It protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation and provides them with social security numbers so they can go to school and work. The administration is giving Congress six months to pass a legislative fix before they stop renewing permits. Thousands of DACA recipients, like Jose Santoyo, are counting on Congress to meet that deadline because their futures are now uncertain. "In social spaces, you always made to feel you belong," [...]

By | 2017-09-07T08:23:03+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events|Comments Off on Dreamers Look to Congress to Keep Them in America

Watch SMU Embrey Human Rights Program Associate Director Dr. Brad Klein speak with CBS DFW on the San Antonio tragedy

CBS News Originally Posted: July 24, 2017 Big Rig Driver Said He Had No Idea Dozens Were In His Trailer. Ten people died in the human trafficking case in San Antonio. http://cbsloc.al/2uu4tjn 

By | 2017-07-25T08:32:43+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events|Comments Off on Watch SMU Embrey Human Rights Program Associate Director Dr. Brad Klein speak with CBS DFW on the San Antonio tragedy

First DFW ‘Human Rights Youth Summit’ Will Draw Hundreds to SMU Sat., July 15

SMU News Originally Posted: July 12, 2017 Three hundred students, educators and community-outreach leaders will gather at SMU on Saturday, July 15, for the first “Human Rights Youth Summit” set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Martha Proctor Mack Ballroom of Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer St. “High schoolers shouldn’t have to wait until college to begin learning about human rights, and teachers shouldn’t be afraid to discuss issues young people care about,” says Rick Halperin, director of SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program, co-sponsoring the free event with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. High school students are encouraged to sign up for the “Human Rights Youth Summit” (which will include lunch) onlinewhile seating is available. Registration for community educators and leaders is now closed. The [...]

By | 2017-07-12T17:35:49+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events|Comments Off on First DFW ‘Human Rights Youth Summit’ Will Draw Hundreds to SMU Sat., July 15

Dr. Rick Halperin, Human Rights, Dallas County Becomes First Human Rights County in Texas

WBAP Originally Posted: July 5, 2017 DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Dallas County has become the first county in Texas and only the second in America to designate itself a Human Rights County, joining eleven U.S. cities that have followed the United Nation’s initiative that aims to develop Human Rights communities throughout the world. “Human Rights abuses occur in our community, our country and our world every day. We must lead at the local level. We can’t do everything but we can all do something,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “The action taken by the county commissioners will mark a historic turning point in this County’s recognition of Human Dignity and Human Rights for all those who live, work, and visit here. This really puts us on the road [...]

By | 2017-07-06T08:19:50+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Dr. Rick Halperin, Human Rights, Dallas County Becomes First Human Rights County in Texas

Register for the 2017 Human Rights Youth Summit

Event Date: July 15, 2017 Time: 10am-3pm Location: Martha Proctor Mack Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-human-rights-youth-summit-tickets-34043612361 The SMU Embrey Human Rights Program, in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, presents the 2017 Human Rights Youth Summit. This year's Summit will feature dynamic workshops and hands-on leadership building activities for students in the area of human rights & activism. Students will have the opportunity to network with local leaders, and build community with young folks from across the DFW metroplex. This event is free and open to high school students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, reserve your spot now! Educators of all grade levels are invited to participate in the Summit! The Summit will meet district standards [...]

By | 2017-07-03T07:27:39+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events|Comments Off on Register for the 2017 Human Rights Youth Summit

Watch: SMU grad Hope Anderson talks about how mentorship made the difference in her education

SMU NEWS Originally Posted: June 27, 2017 Hope Anderson, who graduated from SMU with degrees in history, sociology and human rights, talks about how mentorship made the difference in her education. Watch: https://youtu.be/7cj_gWdsPuA 

By | 2017-06-29T10:32:03+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, History, Sociology, Sociology (Alumni)|Comments Off on Watch: SMU grad Hope Anderson talks about how mentorship made the difference in her education

‘The March Continues’ for Hope Anderson

SMU News Originally Posted: June 27, 2017 Newly minted SMU graduate Hope Anderson is one of only 30 American and European college students selected to receive a human rights fellowship honoring civil rights icon and congressman John Lewis (D-GA) and focused on restorative justice in Atlanta. Anderson will participate in a John Lewis Fellowship July 5-30, collaborating on a public policy-blueprint for resolving some of Atlanta’s biggest social problems, from the school-to-prison pipeline to residential segregation. As part of her fellowship, sponsored by Humanity in Action and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, “we’ll be exploring what civil rights means in 2017,” says Anderson, a Richardson native who earned SMU degrees in human rights, history and sociology May 20. “We’ll also be looking [...]

By | 2017-06-27T08:55:52+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events|Comments Off on ‘The March Continues’ for Hope Anderson

Embrey Human Rights Program alumnus, “My education was so that I could contribute to society.

FWD.US Originally Posted: June 20, 2017 SMU alumnus José Manuel Santoyo was first inspired to channel his advocacy goals into a career of public service because of the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program. SMU is one of only seven universities in the nation to offer an undergraduate degree program. READ MORE: https://www.smu.edu/News/2016/commencement-dec-jose-santoyo DREAMER STORIES • DALLAS, T.X. Jose Manuel Santoyo A Texas teacher strives to give back to the next generation “My education was so that I could contribute to society. My last year at Southern Methodist University I began working on an engaged learning fellowship. Because of that I was selected to be the commencement speaker for my graduation and represent almost 600 other students who would be graduating that day. In my speech, I [...]

By | 2017-06-20T11:42:37+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events|Comments Off on Embrey Human Rights Program alumnus, “My education was so that I could contribute to society.

Volunteers teach students photography and social action through PhotoVoice

Advocate Originally Posted: May 22, 2017 Young voices from Forest-Audelia area heard at Dallas City Hall On a regular basis homeowners, city officials, law enforcement experts and press discuss the Forest-Audelia area and its problems related to crime, poverty, density and code compliance. This is the first time I know of that children who live in the neighborhood’s apartments have addressed City Hall about their experiences. Students, along with volunteers such as Suzanne Massey, wait to talk to Dallas City Council about things in their neighborhood that make them feel unsafe It began late last year when Kids-U, an afterschool program in northeast Dallas, teamed with Parkland Hospital’s Injury Prevention Center and Southern Methodist University (including a grant from its Embrey Human Rights program) to document parts of the neighborhood in which [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:51:14+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events|Comments Off on Volunteers teach students photography and social action through PhotoVoice

Graduating SMU student pays her mom’s love forward with a life-saving resource guide for mothers in Dallas (and beyond)

SMU News Originally Posted: May 9, 2017 Sunday, May 14, will officially launch a week of celebrations for SMU senior Dominique Earland. Not only is that her birthday, but it will fall on Mother’s Day – just as it did in 1995, the year Dominique was born. And after she receives two undergraduate degrees at SMU's May Commencement, her academic accomplishments and the life path she has chosen to pursue will track directly back to the lessons about love, nurturing and vulnerability that she learned from her mother. After Texas’ maternal mortality rate spike last year made international headlines, and the state's family-planning resources continued to decline, Dominique focused her Community Outreach Fellowship, funded by SMU's Embrey Human Rights Program (EHRP), to create a 36-page life-saving toolkit for women [...]

By | 2017-05-11T07:59:09+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Sociology, Sociology (Faculty), Sociology (Student), Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Graduating SMU student pays her mom’s love forward with a life-saving resource guide for mothers in Dallas (and beyond)
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